Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

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This page is for the 2019 soft reboot. For the original 2007 game, see Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. For the updated 2016 version, see Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare cover
Developers
Infinity Ward
Windows Beenox
Publishers
Activision
Release dates
Windows October 25, 2019
Reception
Metacritic 81
OpenCritic 81
IGDB 79
Taxonomy
Monetization Free-to-play[Note 1]
Microtransactions Boost, Cosmetic, Currency
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter, Battle royale
Art styles Realistic
Themes Middle East
Series Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on HowLongToBeat
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on IGDB
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare guide on StrategyWiki
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on MobyGames
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on Wikipedia
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Subseries of Call of Duty
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2007
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 2009
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered 2016
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered 2020

Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

General information

Official support community
Community subreddit

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Battle.net
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Battle Pass Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Battle Pass Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Battle Pass Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Battle Pass Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require an Activision account, Battle.net DRM and a constant internet connection for all game modes

Version differences[edit]

Pre-orders included a Prestige Token redeemable in Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII.
Standard Edition contains the base game.
Operator Edition included the "All Ghillied Up", "Crew Expendable" and "War Pig" Operator Packs, a custom in-game tactical knife and the XRK Weapon Pack.
Operator Enhanced Edition included all Operator Edition content and 3000 Call of Duty Points.
Battle Pass Edition contains the exact same content as the Operator Enhanced Edition.

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
Free-to-play Call of Duty: Warzone is free-to-play. The campaign and multiplayer modes of Modern Warfare still require purchase.

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Boost A Battle Pass is available to purchase each in-game season, which includes rewards such as XP boosts, weapon blueprints, skins and currency. Battle Pass tiers can be instantly skipped with an additional purchase using Call of Duty Points.[1][2]
Cosmetic Weapon skins, operators and operator skins can be purchased from the in-game store using Call of Duty Points.[3]
Currency Call of Duty Points, alternatively COD Points or CP, can be purchased with real money at an exchange rate of 100 CP per 1 US Dollar.[3]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Duty Modern Warfare\players

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Duty Modern Warfare\players

Video[edit]

In-game Graphics settings.
In-game Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Cutscenes are letterboxed to 21:9.
Multi-monitor
Hor+ gameplay and menus. Cutscenes are 16:9 pillarboxed.[4][5]
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay and menus.[6][7]
4K Ultra HD
[8]
Field of view (FOV)
Adjustable between 36-89° vertical and 60-120° horizontal.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen, Fullscreen Borderless and Fullscreen Extended window available.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Low, Normal and High settings available.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
SMAA (1x and Temporal 2x), Filmic SMAA Temporal 2x and SSAA available via adjustment of Render Resolution.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Features 3 frame-caps for individual adjustment (In-Game, In-Menu & Out of Focus).
High dynamic range display (HDR)
[9]
Color blind mode
Protanopia, Deuteranopia and Trianopia available.

Input[edit]

In-game Mouse settings.
In-game Mouse settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Features 6 sensitivity options for individual adjustment (Vertical, Ground Vehicles, Air Vehicles, Tablet, ADS (High & Low Zoom).
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
An option to swap between keyboard and gamepad without needing the other is accessible in-game.
Controller remapping
Only layout presets available. Update on 29-04-2020 added a Deadzone slider.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
DualShock 4 prompts are available in-game.[10]
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Only in menus.

Audio[edit]

In-game Audio Settings.
In-game Audio Settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Dialogue, Effects.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Dolby Atmos,[11] DTS Headphone:X 2.0,[12] and Windows Sonic[citation needed] HRTF.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
200 Versus, Co-op
12-20 players in most modes, up to 200 in Warzone.[13]

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Dedicated
[14]

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)[15]
TCP 3074, 27014-27050
UDP 3074, 3478, 4379-4380, 27000-27031, 27036
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

DEV ERROR 5624[edit]

DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error[edit]

  • Delete or rename these folders
  • %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Duty Modern Warfare\players
  • %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Duty Modern Warfare\players2
  • Relaunch the game to generate a new players folder.[18]

No audio from anyone else's microphone[edit]

Go to the sound control panel, then disable all other sound/recording devices and make speaker and microphone the default communication device and/or default device.

Changing graphics settings results in "DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error"[edit]

Turn off any in-game overlays like RTSS / MSI Afterburner. Closing out of MSI Afterburner ensures that RTSS isn't open[19]

Poor Performance Fix (VRAM Allocation Bug)[edit]

  • Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Duty Modern Warfare\players
  • Open adv_options.ini
  • Change VideoMemoryScale = 0.9 to VideoMemoryScale = 0.45
  • Save and close

DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error[edit]

  • Delete or rename these folders
  • %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Duty Modern Warfare\players
  • %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Duty Modern Warfare\players2
  • Relaunch the game to generate a new players folder.[20]

No audio from anyone else's microphone[edit]

Go to the sound control panel, then disable all other sound/recording devices and make speaker and microphone the default communication device and/or default device.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12 Uses D3D12on7 on Windows 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Supports Nvidia's RTX ray-tracing technology via DXR.

Middleware[edit]

Uses RAD's Oodle compression
Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.300o
Multiplayer Battle.net

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 (SP1), 10 (1709 or later)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4340
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 130 GB[Note 3]
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
AMD Radeon HD 7950
DirectX 12 compatible
Other Broadband Internet connection Required
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Support for Windows 7 comes from the bundled D3D12on7 runtime. This effectively means that the in-between Windows 8 isn't supported at all.
The game requires a CPU with POPCNT instructions.[21]

Notes

  1. Applies to Warzone only.
  2. Full install of all content as of October 2020.
  3. Minimum install of Warzone only as of October 2020.

References

  1. GfinityEsports - Modern Warfare & Warzone Season 5: All Battle Pass Tiers And Rewards - last accessed on 2020-10-24
  2. GfinityEsports - Call of Duty Warzone Season 4: How To Skip Battle Pass Levels And Increase Your Tiers Quickly - last accessed on 2020-10-24
  3. 3.0 3.1 USgamer - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Microtransactions Are Here. Are They Less Predatory Than Before? - last accessed on 2020-10-24
  4. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2019-10-30
    Tested at 5760x1080 custom resolution.
  5. GET READY FOR CALL OF DUTY®: MODERN WARFARE®: PC LAUNCH TRAILER AND PC PRELOAD INFORMATION DROPS TODAY! - last accessed on 2019-10-30
  6. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2019-10-30
    Tested at 2560x1080 custom resolution.
  7. GET READY FOR CALL OF DUTY®: MODERN WARFARE®: PC LAUNCH TRAILER AND PC PRELOAD INFORMATION DROPS TODAY! - last accessed on 2019-10-30
  8. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2019-10-30
    Tested at 3840x2060 custom resolution.
  9. Day One Patch Notes, Updates, and Intel! - last accessed on 2019-10-30
  10. How to Play Cod MW On PC With A Controller ! Easy Setup Guide ! *PC GAMERS* - YouTube
  11. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare | Dolby Developer
  12. Sound Unbound App | DTS
  13. INTRODUCING A GAME-CHANGING FREE-TO-PLAY EXPERIENCE - CALL OF DUTY®: WARZONE - last accessed on 2020-03-09
  14. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will provide dedicated servers on all platforms - last accessed on 2019-10-30
  15. Ports Used for Call of Duty Games - Activision Support - last accessed on 2019-09-24
  16. https://twitter.com/InfinityWard/status/1195372997403561986
  17. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2019-11-10
    Stuttering due to streaming in assets still existing even after 2 major patches.
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTFiKWSWI5M
  19. [PC] If you are getting the Direct X Error Close Any Programs monitoring GPU or overlaying
  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTFiKWSWI5M
  21. Verified by Mirh from his own crash dump